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Paragraphs in "Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection" coded as SCIR

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Pre.1 The Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Government of the Republic of Latvia, hereinafter referred to as the “Parties”,
Pre.2 acknowledging their responsibility for the improvement of the state of environment,
Pre.3 recognizing that each country having the sovereign right to use its natural resources, shall take measures to prevent the harmful transboundary effects of its activities,
Pre.4 acknowledging also that many environmental problems can be resolved in cooperation with international community,
Pre.5 bearing in mind the goals and principles of the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972, and the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, as well as the International agreements aimed at the protection of the Baltic Sea,
Pre.6 have agreed as follows:
Art.1 Article 1
Art.1.1x The Parties shall cooperate in order to:
Art.1.1x.bx promote the intersectoral approach of tackling environmental issues by integration of environmental considerations into other areas of economic development;
Art.1.1x.cx increase the effectiveness of national and international tools for the protection of environment.
Art.2 Article 2
Art.2.1x The cooperation shall encompass inter alia the following sectors of environmental protection:
Art.2.1x.ax sustainable use of natural and mineral resources;
Art.2.1x.cx reduction of transboundary pollution of environment;
Art.2.1x.dx protection of the sea;
Art.2.1x.ex coordinated elaboration of environmental criteria for policy setting and environmental policy instruments;
Art.2.1x.gx coordination of nature protection, especially regarding endangered species of flora and fauna;
Art.2.1x.hx radiation and nuclear safety issues;
Art.2.1x.ix coordinated efforts in the field of hazardous waste management
Art.3 Article 3
Art.4 Article 4
Art.4.1x The Parties shall exchange the information on the state of the environment on a regular basis.
Art.4.2x In case of environmental emergencies Parties shall inform the other Parties concerned and take immediate coordinated actions in order to liquidate the consequences of such emergencies.
Art.5 Article 5
Art.6 Article 6
Art.6.1x The general coordination of activities under this Agreement shall be taken by the Baltic Council of Ministers.
Art.7 Article 7
Art.7.1x This Agreement is open for amendments. Amendment shall be approved on the basis of consensus.
Art.7.2x Disputes between the Parties shall be settled by negotiations.
Art.8 Article 8
Art.8.1x This Agreement shall enter into force upon signature.
Art.8.2x Each Party may withdraw from this Agreement by written notification. The withdrawal shall enter into force within twelve months of the receipt of such written notification by other Parties. After the withdrawal of one Party the Agreement shall remain in force for the other two Parties.
Conc.1 Done in Tallinn on July 21, 1995 in three copies in Lithuanian, Estonian, Latvian and English each being equally authentic
Conc.2 In case of dispute the English text shall prevail.
Conc.3 For the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
Conc.4 For the Government of the Republic of Latvia
Conc.5 For the Government of the Republic of Estonia